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Jenny Barraclough event at BFI

Jenny Barraclough: Filming Through the Cracks
11, 13 and 18 March 2015
The BFI Southbank is hosting a series of screenings and events celebrating the work of documentary filmmaker Jenny Barraclough.

Man Alive: Gale Is Dead + And the Queen Passed By…
11 March 2015 6:10 PM
Gale is Dead became something of a cult film in the early 70’s and actually changed government policy. And the Queen Passed By is a rather irreverent film shot unofficially while making a serious film about the Queen for BBC1 in 1983 – including rude callypsos, instruction on how to curtsy and Shakira Caine asking Michael what dress she should wear for the royal banquet.

Go Tell It to the Judge + Iron in the Soul
13 March 2015 6:20 PM
Go Tell it to the Judge is the inside story of how a group of Pacific Islanders come to London to seek justice, resulting in the longest and most expensive case in British legal history. The film’s impact on public opinion actually changed the result of the case. Iron in the Soul set in Jamaica, starting with the scandalous diary of the sexual exploits, and punishments inflicted, by an early plantation owner, followed by a rich cast of characters in Jamaica today.

Mr Attenborough and Mr Gandhi + Jenny Barraclough in conversation with Roger Graef
18 March 2015 6:10 PM
This film is an interweaving of the often silly, chaotic business of film making with the deeply moving figure of Gandhi. This will be followed by documentary maker Roger Graef interviewing Jenny about her life making films – illustrated along the way by a clip from a film made about Mrs Thatcher living in No 10, partly shot in her kitchen, and another, shot in 1981 about the little known Robert Mugabe when he first moved into Ian Smith’s old house in Salisbury, illustrating how profoundly power can change a personality.

For further information, including booking details, visit the BFI webbsite.

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